McLaren adds Senna logo to F1 car after Williams removes it RaceFans
McLaren has added the logo of its former driver Ayrton Setnna to its car ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.
Senna has had most of his Formula 1 success with McLaren, including his three world championships and 35 of his 41 race victories. He drove for the team between 1988 and 1993.
McLaren have announced that they will wear their Monaco Grand Prix logo this weekend. Senna has won the race a record six times, all but one with McLaren.
“Ayrton Senna is, and always will be, a McLaren legend,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown. His performances with McLaren, which won him three World Drivers’ Championships, cemented his place among Formula 1’s greatest drivers.”
Senna died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, his third race after leaving McLaren for Williams.
“When he tragically passed away in 1994, the entire world of motorsport felt an irreplaceable sense of loss, but his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of Formula 1 fans around the world,” Brown said. “We think it’s only right that we as McLaren recognize his contribution to our sport by carrying his name with us wherever we go racing.”
After Senna’s death, Williams added his logo to the nose of their cars in 1995. They continued the practice until the end of last season, saying they wanted to “look ahead now and not show drivers the ‘S’ every time they get in the car and be reminded of what happened.
Brown said the Senna logo would be a permanent addition to the team’s cars.
“From the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix, the McLaren MCL36 will carry the Senna logo, marking our commitment to celebrating his legacy. I can’t think of a better race than the Monaco Grand Prix to begin this recognition of the life of Ayrton.
“Having won the Grand Prix six times, more than any other driver, Ayrton has proven that his skill and ability at the wheel of an F1 car can rarely be matched. This addition to our F1 racing cars will be permanent and has been added with the support of the Senna family. This will serve as a constant reminder of Ayrton Senna’s sensational talent to us as a team and to all of our fans around the world.
Announcement | Become a RaceFans supporter and
Monaco Grand Prix 2022
Browse all articles from the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix